shows // The Funky Cuts
The Art of the 45 is to be found in the sound from the groove as the the needle is applied. Francis Murphy will exploring his record collection and playing a selection each week on The Funky Cuts. This with a look at the shelves rather than his club play out boxes. Funk, soul and sixties styled R&B will still feature with ska, Latin, disco and smooth grooves from the eighties with a sideways swing into electro and other dance beats.
Francis Murphy DJs at Ad Lib, 111 Hope Street on the first Saturday of the month.
You can also catch him at Southside Soul on the last Saturday of every OTHER month at Pollok ES Social Club.
and a touch of the blues too.
This week's bag of records contains records by BB King, Freddie King, Stanley Clark, The Clark Sisters, The Chamber Brothers, Ashford and Simpson Paul Mauriat, Sergio Mendez, National Lampoon, Bobby Darin some others I have yet to fetch off the shelf.
All good all soulful in some shape or form. Mostly 45s but there's a few albums in there as well.
Posted at 23:24, 24th November 2014
and some philly
After the excitement of playing to a packed house at Stereo 54 and displaying my crash edit mixing style it's back to the studio and a box of sevens and a a few stary twelves providing a mixture of soul, Motown and R&B.
Posted at 10:08, 18th November 2014
stereo 54 countdown
On Friday 14th November Subcity are paying tribute to Studio 54 at Stereo in Renfield Street and they've asked me to open up the evening which includes some top DJs including David Campbell and his Shiny Disco Ball, Den Haan and David Barbarossa.
Four the past three weeks I'v brought in a selection of 12" singles from the period 1978-81 which for many many people were the peak years at Studio 54. I've not been checking whether or not my selection were actually played by any of the club's DJs but I have a feeling that more than I thought were actually placed on the decks. Maybe at the monday night alternative.
Anyway I've found some more twelves for your consideration and mine as I'm the one who will be behind the decks on Friday. I have a sixty minute set and and have four hours of good stuff to whittle down.
I do hope you can make it to Renfield lane on Friday for a great Subcity party. If not you know you can tune in to The Funky Cuts (The Studio 54 years) anytime at Subcity.org
Posted at 17:04, 10th November 2014
12 inchers 44 and/or 33 1/3 rpm
There will be fireworks on the show today along with some slow burning and some explosive language as i inevitably forget at which speed I should be playing my twelve inch singles. I may pack some 7" edits in to keep me sane.
I've been previewing the records I hope to play at Stereo 54 which takes place on Friday 14th November and I'm doing it sober, in daylight and with plenty of time to sit the record on the platter. And I'm still playing them at the wrong speed. Maybe I should set the Technics to play at the median speed of 39 RPM.
Regardless of how many revolutions per minute there should be a fine selection of sounds on this edition of The Funky Cuts with some rock disco, Latin beats and some tunes that might have been played at Studio 54 and were certainly released between 1978 and 1981.
Posted at 14:41, 1st November 2014
stereo 54 renfield lane
'm honoured to be supporting such talent and i'm raiding the shelves for tunes that I only play on Subcity these days but my 12" collection did see action at the Art School on Friday nights some time ago. It's a fundraiser for Subcity Radio and they're always great fun.
Today's show includes a selection of tunes from 1978-81 plus one each from Sharon Jones and Lee fields who were at 02ABC last friday night
plus a couple of Northern classics from the Soundtrack to Northern Soul The Movie
Posted at 12:58, 28th October 2014